This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
This was Tony Farrow’s boat, which was for sale with Boatshed Grand Union. It’s a 50ft cruiser stern narrowboat with wheelhouse and has an unusual and very attractive fit-out in cherry, chestnut and sycamore. Tony is a professional carpenter and refurbished the interior himself. He’s pictured here after painting the boat and blacking the hull. The boat is open plan with a separate bedroom cabin at the front.
If you have arranged your finances and have a good idea of the size and style of boat you are looking for the next step is to begin viewing boats. Because we have so many photographs (and some videos) online here at Boatshed Grand Union, you should have a good idea of whether a particular boat would suit you, before making your journey.
We are happy to welcome a new member to the Boatshed team this year. Jan Knox has been helping us out at Boatshed Grand Union and has just taken over the Boatshed London brokerage.
You may already know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice, so don’t think that you need an Italian Gondola to put the romance back into your life. If you are still looking for The One these boats for sale on or near the Grand Union canal are looking for new experiences with the right steerer.
Boatshed is pleased to be a member of the RNLI Ambassador Scheme. Anyone who buys a boat or sells a boat through us is entitled to one year's complimentary Offshore Membership of the RNLI.
Are you confused by Facebook? So am I sometimes. It took me ages to figure out that when you look at your home feed it usually chooses ‘top stories’ for you, instead of the most recent ones. Now I usually select ‘most recent’ myself.
Since the 1990’s diesel engines have become more advanced, refined and complex. Popular makes are now Lister, Isuzu, Vetus, Kubota, Beta Marine, Barrus, Lombardini, Yanmar, Nanni and Thornycroft.
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Sail 4 Cancer has announced a new boat donation campaign which allows people to dispose of their boats whilst getting significant tax benefits.
Nobody knows the importance of having the right safety equipment onboard better than our own Directors, Neil and Mandy Chapman, they were rescued by the RNLI in the Bay of Biscay in October 1998 when their boat rolled 360 degrees, this was a life changing experience for Neil and Mandy who fortunately did have the correct safety equipment and who credit the event as being responsible for the creation of Boatshed.
Our boat of the moment is this beautiful Sealine F42/5
The trading boats have now gathered at Mile End on the Regent’s Canal in London creating a most unusual market. Strangely reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s floating market, (featured in the 1996 urban fantasy TV series Neverwhere,) it is a vibrant and colourful place. This is all part of the changes to London’s canals during the period of the Olympics.
Sunday kicked off with a good day for Australia, Russia and Spain. The three nations won both of their races in The Elliott 6m.
Boatshed Newport International Yacht Brokers were in attendance at the Newport RI 2012 Surf Fest at the Rough Point estate of the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke. She was an avid surfer in Hawaii where she owned another beautiful estate called Shangrila.
British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a fine Westerly Konsort. The Konsort was in production from 1979 to 1992 and a total of 704 were built making it the second most successful Westerly after the Centaur. I had the pleasure of photographing this yacht on a fine sunny day and she really presented herself very well. She is sold extremely well equipped with a good inventory and above all – non sagging headlinings! Appointments to view can be arranged in advance. Please note a minimum of 3 days advance notice of viewing is required and is subject to tidal conditions. Please book directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has taken temporary ownership of the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Village in Portland. 700 athletes and 550 officials will stay at the Sailing Village, with about half that number using the accommodation during the Paralympic Games.
Now that the good weather is back it may be time to hang that sign on the shed door... “Gone Fishin”
Our boat of the moment is this Snapdragon 24. She has been very well cared for, and is in commission ready to use.
Boatshed.com International boat & yacht brokers have over 70 RIBS for sale, from 2.85 meters to 10.5 meters.